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Muriel Rukeyser said “the world is made up of stories, not atoms”. Sometimes, you hear something and it is such a truism that you don’t understand why it isn’t on billboards 20 foot high by the side of motorways.

The world is full of stories, not atoms.

Understand ho...

The social psychologist, Irving Janis talked about the concept of Groupthink in 1972 and described it as when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of ‘mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment’. 

A group is especial...

Japan is a very orderly society.

I had never spent time there until a couple of years back and took the opportunity to visit during Hanami –the Cherry Blossom season.

India is chaotic; traffic, queues, loud.

But they both work – they are both functioning societies and bot...

So, there you go. An October Friday spent up in the Peak district walking with Freshwalks. To get a full feeling for this post, take a look at this 14 second youtube video

How did we sum up the day? ‘A bit blowy’. ‘A refined form of lunacy’. But then more positivel...

Many people take a break at this time of the year and at some point, between the beach and the mountain, they think about their year ahead:  What can I achieve?  What do my key people need?

Perhaps what would help you or them, would be working with a Coach-Mentor-A...

I live in the centre of Manchester and it has many advantages: the restaurants, the bars, the vibrancy, the demonstrations……… the what?

The demonstrations. Democracy. Civil rights in action.

And people management.

We lived in the city centre through the Glasgow footb...

I have been thinking recently about how ideas can be made ‘sticky’ for business teams. What does it take to embed an idea and make it easily retrievable? 

It isn’t always easy to remember long numbers. 73218671988. Read it once, look away. Make a cup of tea and bef...

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I came across this quote recently and it struck a chord with one of the group’s that I currently Chair. If yo...

I live on the top 2 floors of an apartment block in Manchester.  It’s a great city with a tremendous mix of people.  A while back, I got in the lift to head out into the city and it began to descend.

A halt and the lift doors open and a Japanese couple get in.  Jap...

This is Peter Zulu.  He is a 60 year old game guide in the South Luangwa National Park in the Eastern part of Zambia.  I met him a couple of weeks ago on a return visit, after 28 years, to a country in which I used to live.

 

Nothing particularly remarkable there....

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